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Rydges Melbourne Hotel

186 Exhibition St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We arrived late and left on a tour early so didn't have much time in the hotel but liked what we saw. The room was nice and it was good value. They watched our cases from 7am to 11pm and allowed us to use the pool area on our return to change pre airport departure. The checkin staff we really... More 

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Crich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Staff professional and always willing to help. Rooms well furnished and set up.However, the reception area was rather tired and dull and in need of refurbishment. Otherwise a good standard hotel that can be recommended and in a very good location within the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Rooms are not overlarge but are well furnished and set up, so you hardly notice. Bathroom works well but makes full use of available space. Lifts can be in high demand and waits are a little longer than hoped for. Generally a good city central option, with professional staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

I have to say I enjoyed the stay at Rydges. It was a really lovely room aside from the paint work (which would only bug me because I work in the industry. It's not a big thing but it did change my opinion on the otherwise well set out and furnished room) The staff where mostly friendly which was refreshing.... More 

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Mulwala, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We were very very well looked after and found all the staff to be most accommodating even in the face of a couple of Curley issues we threw at them. It is nice to be looked after by professional staff with a sense of humour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

steve from the central coast this is our fourth stay / we had a three night package late december location/ breakfast/ and room all great/ plus the late drink at the bar was great as well/ the staff are so helpfull / but i just wont to give mani a great thank you at the front counter he was excellent... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Hi, recently stayed here in Jan 2013 - was a very nice hotel but the best feature was the friendly service - very helpful and accommodating! Nice, clean rooms and in a great location. Would stay here again.

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Lisa_Parker_Rydges, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments on the service staff at Rydges Melbourne. We believe we have a fantastic, friendly team who genuinely care about guest satisfaction. It is always rewarding to receive positive feedback to pass onto them. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Lisa Parker Executive Assistant Manager More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights last week. Have stayed in other Rydges hotels in the past which we really enjoyed so that's why we booked here, unfortunately this was not as good as we had hoped. Location is great - close to tram stops including the free city loop tram. We did a lot of walking though, close to federation... More 

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Lisa_Parker_Rydges, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. I'm pleased you enjoyed the facilities and location of the hotel. It really is hard to beat in the CBD! We are looking into the air conditioner in the room allocated to you throughout your stay and will remedy asap. I do hope you reconsider staying with us for... More 

Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed in Melbourne for 3 days at end of 2012. Room was clean. Bed good. Bathroom was a little cramped but shower worked well. Toilet was one of those "new age" types. Got dirty easily and no toilet brush supplied. Location great. Near China, short walk to CBD. Tried restaurant for late night drinks only. Pretty good with a... More 

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Lisa_Parker_Rydges, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

I'm pleased to read your positive feedback on the room, hotel and facilites offered. The Priority Guest Rewards program is certainly very beneficial with regard to immediate discounts being offered. Bellabar is a fantastic venue attracting a stylish well-bahaved crowd. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, LISA PARKER Executive Assistant Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Went to Melbourne for three nights with friends (a couple). Got a last minute upgrade to a bigger room when my friend's partner decided to come with us. No problem, really easy to deal with. Room was very big and spacious, nice partition between the part of the room with the double bed and the rest of the room with... More 

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Lisa_Parker_Rydges, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the favourable and thorough review. I'm pleased you explored most of the hotel and enjoyed our facilities. Our suite rooms are very spacious and have recently been refurbished. The fireplace in the lobby is very popular throughout the colder months. I apologise for the delay in check-out. We do have a key drop facility as well as... More 

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  • Great location(6)
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